Construction Documents & Observation
With the approval of the Design Development Set and the integration of and subsequent comments, we are ready to complete work on the Construction Document Set. This robust series of drawings is essentially the set of instructions the contractor needs to build your house. We also provide a set of specifications which are written descriptions of the materials and workmanship the project requires.
Once all this information is complete the Contractor will have enough information to provide a final construction cost and begin work on building your home.
Once the project is under construction, the Contractor will need to have questions answered about the intent of the design and it’s a good idea to have someone knowledgeable about construction acting as your representative on the site. From time to time a Contractor will suggest a change to the design to save money or allow the project to be more easily constructed. Sometimes these are good ideas that make the project better but often they have unintended consequences. It can be helpful to have someone familiar with the design acting on your behalf – that’s where our Construction Observation services come in handy.